In the cases of your illness or if you got hurt while you are at work or because of your work, you are eventually entitled to get the benefits of workers’ compensation as per law. The workers’ compensation benefits comprise various benefits including monetary payment to meet your medical expenses and loss of income or wages. If you are eligible for the workers’ compensation benefits you are entitled to the compensation benefits irrespective of the facts of who was responsible and at fault for your injury or damages. Eventually, because this is a provision of protection by law, you get these benefits spontaneously from your employer and on the other hand, you lose the right for filing a lawsuit against your employer for your injuries and damages. However, you can file the lawsuit against your employer outside of the workers’ compensation system by taking the assistance of experienced and expertise law practitioners such as Perry Bundy Plyler& Long LLP.
There are four basic eligibility criteria to get the entitlement of workers’ compensation benefits such as (1) you must be an employee of an employer, (2) your employer must incorporate workers’ compensation insurance for you as part of the appointment order to agreement, (3) your illness or injury must have caused because of the work, and (4) you must file your workers’ compensation claim within the deadline of your state’s law if you have not received the benefits spontaneously from your employer or for some other reasons where your due workers’ compensation right was violated by your employer.
Almost every state has special laws and rules for different categories of employees including farm and agricultural workers, domestic workers, seasonal and casual workers, and for the workers of a temp agency who are engaged with a different employer.